Drag and Drop not working – Windows 7/8

It already happened to me a couple of times, suddenly drag and drop just isn’t working anymore…? What the ****?
Rebooting solves the issue, but there is an easier way:

Open Windows Explorer, left click a file/folder and hold the left mouse button down. Then press the <ESC> -key and…. Tada! Drag and drop is working again!
This issue is caused by an application locking the option to drag and drop.

Device driver balloon popup at every user logon

Already at 2 of my customers I had the issue that every time a user logs on, they see a balloon popup that the Broadcom Bluetooth driver is installed successfully. Okay, thanks for the information, but WHY every time at log on.
In both scenario’s SCCM was used for OS deployment and in both scenario’s the drivers were installed successfully and the Bluetooth device was working.
But again, why notify the user every time at log on?

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I noticed that this behavior only happens with normal users and not with user with local admin permissions, so appearently “something” happens, something a normal user is not able to do.

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Cannot install Windows 8 on SSD

Last week I tried to install Windows 8 on my laptop with an OCZ SSD Hard disc.
After the necessary backup, I used the Windows 7 USB DVD boot Download tool to create a Windows 8 USB Boot disc. Booting from USB was no problem and the installer kicked in quite quickly. Then the “dangererous” part… Where do you want to install Windows?
I selected my drive and removed the current partition with Windows 7. Next step is to create a new partition and to format it. This all went fine, but when I tried to click “Next” to start the installation, I noticed that the “Next” button was greyed-out!
Then I also noticed the following error message:
“Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer’s hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disks controller is enabled in the computer’s BIOS menu”.
Say what?
My hard disc was recognised, so I don’t need drivers, right?

Maybe it was not the best thing to start this process at 23:30….tired

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Set Folder security through RES workspace manager using Icacls

Set Folder security through RES workspace manager using Icacls

Folder security for applications can always be a challenge, when working in a business environment. Users often don’t have all the local access, so during a package process you have to know where and what kind of permissions an application requires.

With this knowledge I faced the following challenge:
“What if your virtualized application needs extra permissions on a local folder and you also need to access this folder from outside of the bubble?”

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Rename computername during SCCM Tasksequence

Rename computername during SCCM Tasksequence

At one of my customers I was responsible for deploying computers using SCCM 2007 R2.
The customer asked me to add computers to SCCM using a continuous number, but during the deployment the computers must be renamed to identify if it’s a laptop or a desktop.
e.g. for a laptop: LT000001

To fix this issue and rename the computers I created a VBScript, called Computername.vbs

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